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Mohammed is on page 33 of 448 of Suldrun's Garden: Suldun is a wonder as a young girl. If more High fantasy writers hade fine prose style,rich language as Vance the worldbuilding in the subgenre wouldn't bore, make me avoid those fat info dump books.
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The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa
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Easily the weakest volume in the series so far. I’m beginning to feel that the issue of time-travel has been well explored by these books at this point and I let out an inward groan when I realised that was the basis for this novel. Nevertheless, in ...more
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The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant - Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson
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The Compleat Enchanter by L. Sprague de Camp
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Summon the Thunder by Dayton Ward
Summon the Thunder (Star Trek: Vanguard, #2)
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Dayton Ward does his best David Mack impression and the results are entertaining and enjoyable. The humour and variety don't quite hit the spot quite as well but we get plenty of setup here and the Vanguard series wheels keep spinning along quite nic ...more
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Pani Jeziora by Andrzej Sapkowski
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As a lover of (what many would call) high-art literature and also (what many would call) low-brow populist fantasy literature, I don’t generally find that the two worlds collide. Or when they do, they tend to smash into each other like an unstoppable ...more
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Lloyd Alexander
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
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Douglas Adams
“Arthur Dent: What happens if I press this button?
Ford Prefect: I wouldn't-
Arthur Dent: Oh.
Ford Prefect: What happened?
Arthur Dent: A sign lit up, saying 'Please do not press this button again.”
Douglas Adams, The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts

Virginia Woolf
“He smiled the most exquisite smile, veiled by memory, tinged by dreams.”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

“He was so sexy that my body went all hot when I saw him kind of like an erection only I’m a girl so I didn’t get one you sicko.”
Tara Gilesbie, My Immortal

Stephen King
“Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.”
Stephen King

The Adventures of Bisexual Girl (Gay & Lesbian)
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Nameless Novelette (Horror)
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Description: This is the opening extract - for the perusal of anyone who, at this point, cares to see it - from the noirish Vampire novella that I'm working on, about a young girl who wakes up an amnesiac vampire and has to work out who she is and why it happened, whilst contending with her now out of control passions and unreliable, manipulative companions. It's trash, but hey that's the point.. NB I couldn't replicate the correct formatting but you can see that here. it'll probably be dropped in the final draft anyway.
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